How to Cut a Persimmon

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Learn how to cut a persimmon fruit with this step-by-step guide. We’ll show you the best way to cut a persimmon so that you can enjoy its sweet flavor.

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A persimmon is an edible fruit that belongs to the Ebenaceae family. There are two types of persimmons, the astringent and the non-astringent. The former contains tannins, which make it taste unpleasant and dry when eaten unripe. The non-astringent variety, on the other hand, is less sour and can be eaten even when not ripe. Persimmons are grown in different parts of Asia, including Japan, China, and Korea. When fully ripe, this fruit is soft and has a sweet taste similar to that of a pumpkin.

To cut a persimmon, first wash it with clean water to remove any dirt or pesticide residues on its surface. Cut off the stem using a sharp knife then slice the fruit in half using a sawing motion. If you find it difficult to slice through the skin, you can use a vegetable peeler to remove it. Once you’ve sliced the persimmon in half, scoop out the seed using a spoon then cut the flesh into thin slices or small cubes according to your preference. If you want to remove the astringent taste of the fruit, soak it in salt water for about 30 minutes before cutting.

What is a Persimmon?

A persimmon is a type of fruit that is native to China. There are two main types of persimmons, the Fuyu and the Hachiya. The Fuyu persimmon is round and can be eaten like an apple, while the Hachiya persimmon is oval-shaped and must be eaten when it is soft.

How to Cut a Persimmon

Step One

Place the persimmon on a cutting board. Cut off the top of the fruit with a sharp knife, about 1/2 inch below the stem. Turn the fruit so that it can stand on an end that has been cut before cutting the fruit in half vertically.

Step Two

Cut off the top of the persimmon with a sharp knife, then cut the fruit in half horizontally.

Step Three

Next, cut off the top of the persimmon where the stem is. You can use a paring knife or a small serrated knife for this. Again, be careful not to cut yourself.

Now that the top is off, you should be able to see the seeds in the center of the fruit. Using your paring knife (or a small spoon), carefully remove the seeds and discard them.

Once the seeds are removed, you can cut the persimmon into any size or shape you like. If you’re going to eat it right away, you can simply cut it into wedges or slices. If you’re planning to use it in a recipe, you can dice it or cut it into smaller pieces.


There are several ways to cut a persimmon, but the most important thing is to choose a ripe fruit. A ripe persimmon will be soft to the touch and may have a few brown spots on the skin. Avoid fruits that are hard or have green patches.

Once you have chosen a ripe persimmon, wash it thoroughly and remove the stem. Cut the fruit in half crosswise, then slice each half into thin wedges. You can also cut the persimmon into thin slices or cubes. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.


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